JPS MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2020/2021
Guest Speaker – Robert Harvey
May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stumbling Around in the Dark
Digital photography enables us to capture the beauty of the night sky in unprecedented detail. In this evening of landscape astrophotography, I show how to use an ordinary digital single lens reflex camera to make stunning images of stars, planets, earth’s moon and the Milky Way, as well as more elusive astronomical phenomena such as meteors and eclipses. In the second half, I recount travels in the arctic in search of the aurora borealis and on four continents to photograph total solar eclipses.
Robert Harvey ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM
Professional photographer Robert Harvey holds the Excellence award of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique. He is inspired by remote locations such as coasts, mountains and deserts, where untamed land is sculpted by natural elements. HIs photographic schedules are often dictated by sunrise, sunset, moon, tides and weather.
Based in Wiltshire, Robert leads photography tours throughout Britain, as well as overseas. He regularly lectures to specialist photographic audiences around the country and is the author of several books on photography and astronomy including “Photographing the Heavens” (2019), “Night Sky” (2019) and “Photographing Wiltshire” (2020).